King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon of England visit France in 1938; later in 1940 German forces occupy
Paris France Date:1938, July 14 Duration:3 min 6 sec Sound:Yes
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon of England at a train station in Paris. French officials shake hands with the King and the Queen. A train at the rail station. English and French troops at the Arc de Triomphe in a parade along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees with the British Royalty and French dignitaries. Parade includes forces from colonies of France and England. Aerial view of parade and ground level views. The King and the Queen in carriages. English troops and French troops march during a parade. In next scene, two years later in 1940, German troops moving in columns under Arc de Triomphe in occupation of Paris. A German officer salutes. View of German soldiers holding guns moving along the Champs-Elysees. Aerial view of the troops moving along the city. Aerial view of buildings. French citizens standing on the sides of a road watch the troops. Horsemen and troops on carriages moving under the Arc de Triomphe. A German sentry standing in front of the dome of Napoleon at Les Invalides. The Eiffel Tower. View of German soldiers. The German flag on the tower. A German soldier smiling.
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